Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Minecraft: Education Edition at ISTE20 Live

ISTE20 Live is fully virtual this year, and we’ll be right there to help educators explore ways to use Minecraft: Education Edition to support student learning across the curriculum—whether you’re teaching online or in person. We’ll be joining the Microsoft Education team to beam onto your screen with tips, tricks, and advice for game-based learning. All of our sessions are 15 minutes long, and they’ll be taking place in the Microsoft Content Room, so all you need to do is tune into the stream when there’s a session that interests you. You’ll find sessions on topics from remote learning and...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

University of Newcastle transforms with Dynamics 365, strengthens links to students and strategic partners

One of Australia’s leading regional institutions, the University of Newcastle (the University) has its main campus in that city, with satellite facilities throughout the Eastern Seaboard of Australia as well as a campus in Singapore. It offers graduate and postgraduate programmes to domestic and international students and boasts a major research portfolio. Until recently it also wrangled a huge array of disparate customer relationship management (CRM) systems that had been implemented across the University over many years and for different purposes. While they each served their purpose at the time, the University recognised the benefits that would accrue from building...

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Microsoft School Transformation Program

The Microsoft School Transformation Program is a free school-wide professional learning program that sees school leaders, teachers, learning support teachers and IT professionals build their capacity to transform their school and support students using the technology they already have at their fingertips. The Microsoft team of education experts will meet with your school and through a series of online workshops and meetings we will deliver a comprehensive professional learning strategy which leverages the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework (ETF). Uncover answers to questions your school may be asking: Are our school leaders and teachers equipped to deliver high quality educational opportunities for each and...

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Imagine Cup Junior 2021 artificial intelligence webinar series

In September we launched Imagine Cup Junior 2021, a great opportunity for students aged 13-18 to learn about artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can be used for good. It has been fantastic to see educators from all over the world registering and getting their students involved in this global AI for Good challenge. To bring the challenge to even more students, I am delighted to share details of the AI webinar and hackathon series to help students on their journey and teach them everything they need to know to get involved in Imagine Cup Junior. The series will start...

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Online Holiday Shopping Scams

Original release date: November 24, 2020

With more commerce occurring online this year, and with the holiday season upon us, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds shoppers to remain vigilant. Be especially cautious of fraudulent sites spoofing reputable businesses, unsolicited emails purporting to be from charities, and unencrypted financial transactions.

CISA encourages online holiday shoppers to review the following resources.

If you believe you are a victim of a scam, consider the following actions.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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